Join the Lititz Historical Foundation for a free lecture on January 5 as they welcome experts Lynnette Miller and Janet Smedley, who will present the program “18th Century Rural PA Clothing.”
The program, which is free, begins at 1:30pm, and will take place at the Lititz Library’s community room. The library is located at 651 Kissel Hill Rd., Lititz.
Janet Smedley of Lititz is a retired architect and working artist. Her studio is in the historic Pilgerhaus on Main Street where the spirits of early Moravian women surround her. She comes from a line of women artists and seamstresses. Her family dates back to the17th Century in Chester County, and she has a great love of antique decorative arts including clothing.
Lynnette Miller is an independent costume consultant and proprietor of Miller’s Millinery. A member of the Costume Society of America, she focuses on promoting accuracy in historic interpretation, especially in the area of 18th and 19th century clothing construction and fit. She has won national awards in Civil War era clothing competition and served as National Chairwoman of the Costume Committee for the Ladies of the North/South Skirmish Association for two terms. A retired art teacher, she writes magazine articles, lectures and conducts clothing and millinery workshops. Lynnette can also be found demonstrating early textile production and millinery techniques at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, PA.